Cleveland Fire Brigade's football team are representing the UK Fire Service in this year's European Fire Service Indoor Football Championships. The squad qualified after winning the UK competition last year and will be competing 14-18 May in Ostrava, Czech Republic where Middlesbrough played their first European tie in 2004.  

It is the third time that Cleveland Fire Brigade will represent the UK.

Steve McCarten, Billingham Station Manager who is also the Team Manager said: "There will be three days of Football between 10 European nations which include: UK, Romania, Greece, Germany, Hungary, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Luxembourg and Slovakia.  

"We are very proud to be representing the UK Fire Services this year and hope we come back with the winning trophy."